CARE Act

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By Michelle R. Davis
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Maryland’s CARE Act went into effect Oct. 1, and the AARP state office wants family caregivers to be aware of their rights under the new law.
CareHands
More than 771,000 Maryland residents are caring for an older parent or other loved one, helping them to live independently at home. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and now there’s support in place that will make life a little bit easier for them.
HOME CARE SPOT
Tending to the needs of an aging parent or other frail adult is challenging at best—and can be daunting if the caregiver isn’t sure what to do. Maryland legislators addressed that uncertainty in April by passing a law that improves communication between hospitals and family caregivers to ease patients’ transitions back home.
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